I need to solicit your collective opinion on these Sales Tally Boards that you find in many name brand Realtor firms. With 100% clubs, Presidents Club, Poohbah, and Exalted Poohbah clubs, based on production levels it surely follows that the Greatest Real Estate Agent in the World is the one on the top of the list. These lists are published in monthly newsletters by individual, team or group. Am I old school or maybe new school but do you find these lists annoying? It does drive salespeople to be competitive and receive recognition which is good. But I think I have been to one too many of these rodeos and don't need more plaques for my desk or wall. Plus we all have our own individual goals on what we are doing as independent contractors.
I don't think it is a right or wrong, about these sales tally boards and the award dinners that go with them. They tend to go with the large firms and not the independent smaller brokerages.
Wherever you are in your career with real estate, what do you think of this constantly ranking of people in the past or where you are working now? I know it depends on what your goals are, and there is no one defining answer. I just wanted to hear your opinion. Some firms swear by the rankings, others absolutely couldn't care less. Even if you are not a Realtor, but just have had a sales background, what do you think? Do we really need rankings to drive ourselves to work harder? It is a competitive world for sure.
And my snide remark. Sometimes the top one on the list may have made a lot of money. But sometimes he or she can still be a bozo, and lead a completely unbalanced, decrepit life.